By: Diane Benjamin
Last school year Unit 5 has over 1000 fewer students than they had in 2018:
As of October 1 of 2021 enrollment was 12,499. I FOIA’d it but was told is was still changing daily. The above number for 2021 is for school year 2020-2021.
Whatever the current number is, Unit 5 has around 850 fewer students. 25 kids per class, means they don’t need 34 teachers and at least 1 Administrator.
The above information is from this site: https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/District.aspx?source=studentcharacteristics&source2=enrollment&Districtid=17064005026
Refer back to this story: https://blnnews.com/2022/03/04/unit-5-spending-history/
Salaries keep increasing, so staff hasn’t already been cut.